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"History of Nijmegen" Nijmegen Things to Do Tip by sim1

Nijmegen Things to Do: 191 reviews and 222 photos

by sim1

Nijmegen is a city built along the river Waal and has got about 150.000 inhabitants. Nijmegen is a very old city, it was founded some 2000 years ago by Emperor Traian of the Romans, as a camp to protect the border of the Roman Empire. Charles the Great (Charlemagne) also lived in the city for quite some time.

Besides the few old buildings you can find on this page, there is not a lot left of the old Nijmegen. On 22nd of Februari 1944 the city was heavily bombarded by the allied in the assumption that they were attacking a German town. The city centre was completely demolished.

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  • Updated Jan 25, 2005
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